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Friday, March 6, 2015


Yes, Advocating for HBCUs.

March 5, 2015 by  
Filed under Education, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Several blog postings ago, I promised to share my thoughts about what I believe HBCU alumni can do to support their alma mater. As we enter 2015, a year filled with unlimited possibilities, today seems like an excellent time to discuss how we can support in a more comprehensive manner the institutions that helped make many black... [Read more...]

Yes, Why We Still Need a Selma.

March 5, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) One week after Alabama state troopers bludgeoned civil rights demonstrators on the Edmund Pettus Bridge outside Selma on March 7, 1965 a visibly shaken Lyndon Johnson called for and addressed a joint session of Congress. His message was clear. His administration would pull out all stops to pass a voting rights bill which was... [Read more...]

Ole Text Neck: Do You Have It?

March 4, 2015 by  
Filed under Health, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) We use them all the time. Some of us can’t leave home without it. And more than likely you are looking down at one right now. It’s your smartphone. But looking down at it all day long could be bad for your health. The human head weighs about a dozen pounds. But as the neck bends forward and down, the weight on the cervical... [Read more...]

A Message To ALL AFRICAN-AMERICAN POLICE OFFICERS.

March 3, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I carried a badge for over 10 years and I was trained by some of the top Marshals and Police Detectives in the field. I attended multiple academies and held various certifications and licenses. I have been an impact team leader in high-risk environments, a task force commander, a crime prevention specialist, a detective and a... [Read more...]

No Guts, No Glory: “Four” Ways to Ensure Fear of Risk Won’t Hold You Back.

March 3, 2015 by  
Filed under Health, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Risk. It’s a word that strikes fear in the collective hearts and minds of those who are understandably reticent to get out of their comfort zone and take those barrier-busting leaps of faith. However, for me, the word “risk” evokes a sense of excitement. Of limitless possibility. It reminds me of the famously insightful... [Read more...]

The Ole GOP’s Acting-the-Fool Dynamic.

March 3, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Among the formal definitions for “acting the fool” are: one who is deficient in judgment, sense or understanding. Perhaps the dictionaries should add a new one: today’s Republican Party. February was a great month for those who think the GOP has become a dustbin of ideological extremists with no commitment to actually... [Read more...]

Top 10 Career Areas Students Want to Be In.

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Even if you are still studying, it is definitely a good thing if you already know your career pathway. Where do you see yourself after graduation? What kind of career you want to have? As millions of students are about to graduate this, many want to know the top career areas students want to be in. Based on the data provided... [Read more...]

RoundUp: John Stewart, Media, And Young Black Folks.

March 2, 2015 by  
Filed under Ent., News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) When John Stewart steps down from the Daily show, he will create a void that will be incredibly difficult, if not impossible, to fill.  He is a Jew who does not mind criticizing Jewish leaders (can you say Benjamin Netanyahu?) when they are in the wrong.  While most of his targets are right wingers (they tend to be in the wrong)... [Read more...]

Fox “Empire” – Why I refuse to support Coonery.

March 2, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) When the Fox Network released the new show, “Empire,” I was concerned about what I might see on screen. Fox is not known for producing the most favorable images of black people, so I figured this show wouldn’t be any different.  For some reason, black dysfunctionality makes for great television, and there is a long line... [Read more...]

The White Man Is Not Our Savior.

March 2, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) From the white Jesus painted by Michaelangelo to Tarzan to Thor to Captain America. the white man has been painted and depicted as the savior of the African-American people. Yet some have forgotten that it was those same type men who enslaved our people, created broken homes and divided families. I do not need Captain America,... [Read more...]

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